RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #156 Ocean&Shore

Holding hand in hand

In sands of time and beyond,

Swim the ocean of life.

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2. Waters with a story,

    Coming miles to eternity,

     confides to the shore.

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I’ve written two Haikus for the challenge. Do let me know which one you liked better.

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Replacement

via Daily Prompt: Replacement

This is the age of replacing almost everything possible. We could talk of-

Replacement of all old with new,

Replacement of Leisure with work,

Replacement of chit chatting with texting,

Replacement of Cycling with bikes,

Replacement of walk with treadmill,

Replacement of fresh produce with packaged food,

Replacement of physical activity with gadgets,

Replacement of human memory with hard disk,

Replacement of green jungle with concrete jungles…

Oh..and I could go on and on with the list, else you might all decide to replace my blog with another one !! (On a lighter note !!)

Well, if you could compare the current times with one generation above you,  you’ll well realize the replacements that have taken place.Do you remember the joy of receiving a birthday card? Wouldn’t  you wait for the postman to arrive with your letters and cards on your special occasion? The number of phone calls you needed to answer on your special day from places far and wide. The happiness of opening a gift versus receiving an e voucher in your email..where have they disappeared?

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My mom used to be called a computer for her agile memory in remembering birthdays, anniversary dates and many more. Today we have our calendars, to prompt us to send good wishes across. We have automated human efforts.

Though, fortunately, there are a few things which are still left untouched.

Parents Love – dated forever

Mamas Lap – can never be replaced with the best of cushions ,

Time – Fortunately, we have not come out with a mechanism for replacement of time !!

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Daily Prompt: Crossing

via Daily Prompt: Crossing

Every day in life, we come to a point, where we have to move ahead and go forward. And we do so, knowingly or unknowingly, we cross many bridges or crossings in life.

A few involuntary crossings which happen every day, for every being on this planet, is the crossing of time. With the “ticking hands of time”, we march ahead from a second to a minute, a minute to an hour, an hour to a day, a day to a week and a week to a year…. From morning to evening, from day to night, from sunlight to moonlight. Like it or not, the universal clock takes us along.

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And then we have the crossings at different stages in life. We go on from infancy to becoming toddlers, from toddlers to childhood, childhood to adolescence, and adolescence to adulthood, adulthood to parenthood and parenthood to becoming grandparents. We cross every stage, moment to moment, past to present, present to future. The stages of life are precast, we do not have a choice, and we are involuntarily molded into and out of each stage. But we do have some choices for voluntary crossings here, as in, we create and shape our life with our actions, we happen to gain and learn life lessons, teachings, experiences. We choose our path and destination and we walk along, in the journey of life.

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The major crossing, probably the unknown territory for many, is from life to death and beyond, to the realms of the unknown….where does the journey of life take us to?

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